WTF! I can't live without tuna. Recent articles on NYT about mercury might be worrisome, and some people might never eat tuna ever, but I like tuna. If you are eating shit load of fried or junk food, and refusing seafood, that is such an oxymoron.

I am hoping this trend will cause reduction of tuna price, and I will have more of them. Everyone, listen up, moderation is the virtue, both in eating and drinking.

I would rather die from mercury consumption, than not eating tuna forever... So I made tuna tartar.

I am trying to be better about remembering what ingredients I use when cooking.
Recipe for this version is (which won't be repeated since next time I'll make it, I will use something completely different):

1/2 lb fresh tuna, cut into small cubes
1/2 of avocado, cut into small cubes
1/2 of mango, cut into small cubes
1/4 onion, minced and rinsed (to cut strong onion flavor out)
1 lemon juice
1 tbsp sesame oil
salt and pepper
dash of soy sauce
dash of ginger dressing

Mix everything together, and chill for about 1 hour to marinate.

I sliced up the rest of the avocado and spread it on the plate, scoop tartar with ice cream scoop, put extra ginger dressing et voila, cute and tasty tuna tartar is ready to be served.



  • Fuck this tuna scare! It’s so dumb. thanks for writing this post, and cross fingers that if we get anything out of this, the price of tuna will go to go down.

    your second pic is a beaut!

    kayoko on

  • Well stated Marc, and please excuse my ineloquence of my previous comment.

    Seafood is absolutely the most unregulated market in the food industry. But it’s not just the FDA, it’s the EPA who must start taking responsibility for the diseases that are now being “uncovered” in our seafood.

    Remember the Chinatown shrimp scare a few months ago?? The media, er the government, are quick to blame the restaurants who serve the fish, distributors who sell the fish, and even the fish themselves, but the bottom line is that until the ocean is better protected, there will be many more of these “scares” in the future.

    No more tuna tartares from Yamahomo??? NO FAIR!!!

    kayoko on

  • I appreciate your sentiment, but the worst thing about all this, for me, is that we all KNEW that large fish like tuna (and shark, and swordfish) were in danger because of toxins in the oceans. This study just (apparently) confirmed it, and it depresses me even further about the non-sustainability of many of my favorite food animals on the planet. Big industry has taken a really irresponsible attitude toward the oceans, and this seems to be further proof of it. Add to it the wasteful overfishing of the beautiful bluefin, and one thing’s for certain: we certainly won’t be enjoying our tuna for much longer.

    追放マーク on

  • Well I don’t think anything is going to change in my lifetime so I’m eating all the tuna I can get my hands on. The study said 5-6 pieces exceeded EPA accepted levels….who only eats 5-6 pieces even!!

    Sonja on

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